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International Medical Graduate Applicants to Our Neurology Residency

International Medical Graduates

Thank you for your interest in our program.

  • We accept international medical students and graduates into our program and are looking for select individuals who have recent US clinical experience and who have passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and CS on first attempt.
  • All applicants must submit passing results for USMLE Step 1 and Step 2 prior to submitting your NRMP rank list.
  • Applicants who have Permanent Resident Visa status (i.e., a Green Card) may apply to our GME programs.
  • We can sponsor non-U.S. Citizen applicants for J-1 Visas only (i.e., the University of Tennessee Graduate Medical Education Programs cannot sponsor individuals for an H-1B visa).
  • International Medical Graduates must hold the standard Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certificate before entering our training programs. 
  • We do not offer observing or clinical experiences for physicians applying to our programs.

The Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners requires that applicants for license in Tennessee must be graduates either from LCME or AOA accredited schools or from international schools whose admission meet or exceed those of medical schools accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The UT College of Medicine Chattanooga and its programs have determined that they will only consider applicants for residency/fellowship applications who are from schools who meet these same criteria so they would be eligible for medical license in Tennessee after completing residency.  The Board of Medical Examiners adopts the following list of accreditation bodies:

Return to the main Neurology Residency Applicant page.

Sep 28, 2023